New Leeds boss Javi Gracia made the right begin to life at Elland Highway as Junior Firpo’s second-half winner gave them an important 1-0 victory at residence to relegation rivals Southampton.
Gracia was named to succeed Jesse Marsch on Tuesday and his arrival impressed Leeds to their first win in 11 video games to raise them out of the Premier League relegation zone.
Firpo’s 77th-minute arrival, squirming underneath Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, proved to be the distinction in a shoddy encounter.
The Spaniard’s purpose inflicted defeat in Ruben Selles’ first recreation in everlasting cost for Southampton after being appointed on Friday after final weekend’s win at Chelsea whereas in care.
The defeat retains Southampton backside of the desk, 4 factors from security, whereas Leeds are actually one level from the drop zone in seventeenth.
Leeds are actually turning their consideration to the FA Cup, with a visit to Fulham Tuesday; kick off 7:45 p.m. Javi Gracia’s workforce will then journey to chelsea within the Premier League on Saturday; kick off 3 p.m.
from Southampton the subsequent match can be within the FA Cup, with the Ligue 2 facet Grimsby go to St Mary’s on Wednesday; kick off 7:15 p.m. The saints then welcome Leicester within the Premier League on Saturday, dwell on sky sports activities; kick off 5:30 p.m.